|1. On The Town: I Feel Like I'm Not Out of Bed Yet|
|2. On The Town: New York, New York|
|3. On The Town: Presentation of Miss Turnstiles|
|4. On The Town: Gabey's Comin' - Pickup Song|
|5. On The Town: Taxi Number: Come Up to My Place|
|6. On The Town: Carried Away|
|7. On The Town: Lonely Town|
|8. On The Town: High School Girls|
|9. On The Town: Lonely Town - Pas de deux|
|10. On The Town: Carnegie Hall Pavane|
|11. On The Town: I Can Cook Too|
|12. On The Town: Lucky to be Me|
|13. On The Town: Times Square: Finale, Act 1|
|14. On The Town: So Long, Baby|
|15. On The Town: I Wish I Was Dead|
|16. On The Town: Ya Got Me|
|17. On The Town: Ain't Got No Tears Left|
|18. On The Town: Pitkin's Song|
|19. On The Town: Subway Ride And Imaginary Coney Island|
|20. On The Town: The Great Love Displays Himself|
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The only thing I can point to is the inclusion of three numbers dropped out of town before the show's opening - Gabey's Comin/Pickup Song, Ain't Got No Tears Left, and The Intermission's Great. These make up for 7:54 minutes rightfully deemed unworthy of inclusion in the frozen show (especially the latter which is stupid beyond belief - although R&H stole the concept for their Intermission Talk in ME AND JULIET). The nightclub numbers So Long, Baby and I'm Blue are extended 31 seconds and 19 seconds respectively (they were shortened by these 50 seconds to fit onto the 1960 LP release.
So what do you have here that you don't have on the 1960 cast album? 50 seconds of the original show and 7:54 minutes of songs never used and of less than stellar quality.
Very little reason to prefer this over the original, especially with the vocal performances not up to par. Small wonder it went out of print rather quickly. Stick to the 1960 recording.
(For purists, that original LP release was unable to fit two numbers recorded for it onto the two sides of vinyl - DO RE DO and I UNDERSTAND. The former was added when the LP was re-released (to accompany the 1971 revival) and when it made its debut on CD, I UNDERSTAND joined it for a complete recording.)
Frederica von Stade, who have sung Maria in "The Sound of Music" and Magnolia in "Show Boat," sings well the role of Claire. I like her singing very much. She and the rest of cast sings beautiful songs like "Carried Away" "Some other time." I can't understand why the former reviewer hate the singers. They are great, aren't they? Marie McLaughlin (why do they make recording CD by her?) and Samuel Raimy, Thomas Hampson are very special singer!
And, Leonard Bernstein is the very special person for all the people lives in Sapporo, Japan. Because he established "Pacific Music Festival" in Sapporo, 1989. Thanks to him, we can hear the soloists of Wiener Philharmoniker at the live or Michael Tilson Thomas' conducting. So, this album means special things to me.
You did a great job, Mr. Bernstein!
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